Monday, February 15, 2010

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Look, another love letter to Pam Iorio's WATER DEPARTMENT

Tampa Bay Water gets $31 million for reaching milestones
By Richard Danielson, Times Staff Writer Posted: Feb 15, 2010 09:35 AM
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Tampa Bay Water's desalinization plant has hit two major milestones and will get a big financial reward in return. The plant has pumped an average of 20 million gallons of water a day for 12 months and has averaged 25 million gallons water a day for four consecutive months, officials said Monday.
As a result, Tampa Bay Water stands to receive $31.25 million (including interest) from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFMUD). SWFMUD had pledged $85 million to help pay to build the plant but a quarter of the money had been held back until the plant achieved these performance benchmarks.
"The milestones are a very big step for Tampa Bay Water," said General Manager Gerald Seeber.

windowsugar wrote:
uncle ruckus, tell that to the pigs at city of tampa water who purposely taint the water to CERTAIN HOMES and THE JAIL from what I was told by a source. AND to low income properties. Also talk to the meth manufacturers. HOW MUCH WATER DO THEY USE and how much water is tainted by their dumping the leftover toxins???? RED TIDE MY ●●●.
Feb 15th, 2010 8:19 AM
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ThePunk wrote:
So, my bill is going down by how much now?
Feb 15th, 2010 7:51 AM
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imapopulistnow wrote:
This is something else. Two bureaucracies are playing with our money. Why do we let this happen to ourselves? Government has run a muck. It is time for a major overhaul.
Feb 15th, 2010 7:39 AM
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Reality wrote:
I wish the Times, and the media in general, would stop making misleading statements like “Tampa Bay Water stands to receive $31.25 million (including interest) from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFMUD).” – SWFWMD is not some obscure third party with a giving heart... neither is “The State” or “The Federal” Government. What TBW is getting is $31.25 million from “taxpayers”... apparently for meeting a “promise” – you call it a “milestone” - years behind schedule and at a cost to taxpayers of twice what was originally promised. Welcome to the NEW America; whereby even if you fail to honor your timeline to build something we don’t need, fail to meet your objectives as promised, and cost taxpayers twice as much as promised... you still get praised and paid off at taxpayer expense. Only in American politics and the NFL can management completely suck, yet get to keep their job. Like I’ve always said; there is no water shortage, only water politics.
Feb 15th, 2010 7:33 AM
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uncle ruckus rocks wrote:
good for them. i worked out there very briefly, but there are good people in maintenance and doing the day to day heavy lifting there. they care and are trying to make it run like it in Florida, desalination is an absolute must. matter of factly it is going to need to be a global solution for the number of people we have on earth, to all have fresh water. you think wars over oil are bad, imagine a war over a dwindling supply of fresh water, not something we want for convenience, something we must have to live. potable water is a good thing and i'm glad we're getting in on the ground level here in tampa bay.
Feb 15th, 2010 7:28 AM
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windowsugar wrote:
Is this a FRIGGING JOKE?????????????????????????????
Feb 15th, 2010 7:14 AM

how bad it hurts is a question like how high is up

a gambler pays his dues .....

a gambler pays his debts .....

and you can then go fuck yourself(ves)

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However -- (you knew this was coming, right??) -- I'm willing to disclose same for a fee. In fact, I'm going to disclose some of this in a book which will definitely be for sale very soon but if you'd like to know if your name or some similar aspect that identifies your smarmy and illegal acts towards me and my family have been mentioned I'd be happy to negotiate a fee with you. For the record, save your pennies if I've known you longer than thirty years. Out of respect for you and your family I'll leave your names out. Out of respect for you and your family I have remained silent. Apparently this same respect was not inbred in you. That's a pity but you and yours are safe with me. The ones who took it upon themselves to do your bidding against an innocent family are wide open just like they've left MY family wide open. Herewith I refer to my extended family and network many of whom are currently suffering at your hands. Be on notice.

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